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Young people celebrate at first in-person Small Ships Race prize-giving since 2019

By Tom

AROUND 200 young people from across the UK benefited from a life-changing youth development opportunity at the Cowes Small Ships Race this weekend (Saturday 24th September).   The annual event is organised by Gosport-based youth charity ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) and gives young and disabled people the opportunity to experience new challenges and…

Ten youth development charities to take part in sailing race this weekend

By Tom

MORE than 230 young people from around the UK are set to take part in a youth charity’s annual sailing race this weekend (Saturday 24th September).   The Cowes Small Ships Race is hosted by Gosport-based charity, ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations), with support from the Royal London Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron.…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Interview with Vicky Williams (Challenge Wales)

By Tom

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week centres around the theme of loneliness and how it can negatively impact people’s mental health and wellbeing.   We recently spoke to Vicky Williams, Business Development Manager for Challenge Wales, who explained how Sail Training can allow people to form better connections and how their Winter of Wellbeing voyages…

Youth charities across the UK using sailing to improve mental wellbeing

By Tom

This week (May 9-15th) is national Mental Health Awareness Week, and ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) is highlighting how UK Sail Training operators are helping to support communities recover mentally in the wake of the pandemic.   The theme of this year’s initiative led by the Mental Health Foundation focuses on the impact of…

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